[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 18, 2017)]
[Pages 48491-48492]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22619]



 Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Patent Examiner 
Employment Application''

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the 
following proposal for collection of information under the provisions 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.
    Title: Patent Examiner Employment Application.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0042.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 10,660 responses per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that the response 
time for the employment application will take the public approximately 
30 minutes (0.50 hours) to complete. This includes the time to gather 
the necessary information, create the document, and submit the 
completed request to the USPTO.
    Burden Hours: 5,330 hours.
    Cost Burden: $0.00. There are no filing fees or start-up, 
maintenance, record keeping, or postage costs associated with this 
information collection.
    Needs and Uses: The use of automated application submissions 
provides a user-friendly electronic candidate inventory that allows 
management to review potential applications in real time. An applicant 
seeking a patent examiner position supplies information to the USPTO 
that assists Human Resource Specialists and hiring managers and 
demonstrates whether or not the applicant possess the basic 
qualifications for the position for which they are applying.
    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondents: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: 
[email protected].
    Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in 
electronic format through reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view 
Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
00## copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, 
Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and 
Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before November 17, 2017 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to [email protected], 
or by fax to 202-395-

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5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. Fraser.

Marcie Lovett,
Records Management Division Director, USPTO, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-22619 Filed 10-17-17; 8:45 am]